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Poster: aibek Date: Jun 24, 2013 3:51am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

If it matters: I have gone through the scan, and I can confirm that it is what it says it is.

Excellent scan, MrPhil! And thanks for uploading it. Going through it made me nostalgic, even though I wasn't even born when it was published!

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Poster: MrPhil Date: Jun 24, 2013 3:25pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

If it matters, page 6 (the 10th page in the pdf) has an authorization from the magazine to copy it for any non-profit use (provided that authorization is included).

aibek,
It is a very nostalgic issue, especially for me since I wrote articles on pages 68 and 77, and a product of mine is reviewed starting at page 28.

The best part is the April-fools parody of Datamation (a computer magazine for mainframe users back then) where one story is IBM announcing they're getting out of manufacturing computers because they can't compete with personal computers. At the time, that was funny because it was so ridiculous it was completely unimaginable. Of course, years later, IBM actually DID get out of the computer manufacturing business!

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Poster: aibek Date: Jun 24, 2013 11:40pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

Hi, thanks for the reply!

A pervasive feeling of “moving mountains” connects everything in the magazine. The spirit is infectious; it is wonderful! And, as it turns out, they—you!—did move mountains. (IA itself is an example of a sci-fi-dream-come-true.) So, congratulations, and thanks!

I did not understand the poem (but then, I am not a computer).

And I did not understand the game Paper. Why would this be interesting? After running it a few times, wouldn't you just know when to issue the interrupt? Wouldn't you know how many bytes the printer’s buffer contains, and thus hit ^C when you are that many bytes short of the end of the page?

Finally, which of the reviewed music boards did you design?

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Poster: MrPhil Date: Jun 25, 2013 12:07am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

The game "Paper" is an April-fools joke... it's not supposed to be a real game.

My partners and I designed the ALF music boards. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALF_Products#Quad_Chromatic_Pitch_Generator

If you're interested, there's also articles on ALF music boards in the June 1979 (V05 N06, by Steve North), June 1980 (V06 N06, by Philip Tubb), Feb 1981 (V07 N02, by Rebecca Mercuri), Sept 1981 (V07 N09, by Philip Tubb), and March 1982 (V08 N03, by Philip Tubb) issues of Creative Computing (all available here at http://archive.org/details/creativecomputing)... plus scattered mentions in other issues.

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Poster: aibek Date: Jun 25, 2013 3:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

Ok. I noticed many errors in my understanding after posting the question (the top two being: PRINT doesn't print anything, and it would have anyway printed on the screen, not paper.)

You may be interested in the linked book, particularly, chapter 8. (Electronic Musical Instruments and Devices; 6 pages.)

http://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/music.html

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